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Joaquim Rodriguez wins 19th stage

Updated: September 13, 2013, 2:19 PM ET
Associated Press

OVIEDO, Spain -- American veteran Christopher Horner took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta in a mountainous 19th stage won by Joaquim Rodriguez on Friday.

Entering the day in second place behind overnight leader Vincenzo Nibali, the 41-year-old Horner pulled away from the Giro d'Italia champion over the final uphill ascent to turn a 3-second deficit into a 3-second lead with just two days to go.

With Alejandro Valverde trailing by 1:06 in third, the event appears to have become ...

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